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Showing posts from October, 2010

Kai Krause is a genius.

Eloquent yet immediately comprehensible. A dead-simple concept that illustrates a great truth. Because it is based on extremely solid data (geographic size, which is as close to actual fact as we can get; another good example is population), the result is inarguable. Exemplary.

Mapping Stereotypes:
all knowledge is contextual

Designer Yakov Tsvetkov (alphadesigner) has a lovely series of maps depicting how various people around the world see their national neighbors.

The series conveys a lot about insularity, provinciality, metadata, and the human drive to categorize (based on whatever aspects seem most important to them). Is it shorthand, or is it prejudice, or both?

Philosophical issues aside, this amusing series is definitely worth exploring. Bon voyage!